Replenishment is being prepared in the “green” line of Mercedes-Benz under the letters EQ: by the end of this year, crossovers EQS and EQE will appear in it, according to Autocar. They will become the third and fourth models on the EVA platform after the sedans of the same name and the first battery-powered off-road vehicles that have no fuel analogues in the brand’s model range. Estimated price revealed: £70,000 ($94,600) for EQE and £90,000 ($121,600) for EQS.
Similar to the EQS and EQE electric sedans, the EQS SUV and EQE SUV crossovers will be offered in several versions, as well as hot AMG versions. Later, the flagship EQS will form the basis for Maybach’s luxury crossover, which debuted as a concept at the Munich Motor Show last fall.
According to insiders, the 5160mm EQS SUV will be optionally offered with a seven-seat interior and will premiere at the Beijing Auto Show in April 2022. It will be driven by a twin-engine power plant with a capacity of about 516 horsepower (854 Nm of torque), the drive will be all-wheel drive. EQS also tipped a large block of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 108 kilowatt-hours.
The “junior” EQE SUV will reach a length of 4850 millimeters and in the initial version will receive a single 288 horsepower (530 Nm) electric motor located on the rear axle, as well as a more modest 90.6 kilowatt-hour battery. By default, the crossover will be rear-wheel drive, but in more expensive versions of the EQE, you will get a two-engine setup that will drive all four wheels. The debut of the model is expected at the Guangzhou Motor Show in November this year.
Both SUVs are going to be put on the conveyor at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the GLE and GLS fuel-powered crossovers are currently being assembled.